Bio-mechanisms of Swimming and Flying

Fluid Dynamics, Biomimetic Robots, and Sports Science

Editors: Kato, Naomi, Kamimura, Shinji (Eds.)

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  • Covers a wide range of animals from flagellated microorganisms to marine mammals
  • Handling of recent new research results on natural autonomous systems and locomotion mechanisms of animals in swimming and flying
  • Development of interdisciplinary discussions between biology and engineering
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Biomechanics studies of animals in swimming and flying can serve an increasing role in understanding the mechanisms that enable animals to move effectively and efficiently in fluid, as well as analyzing the characteristics of their various forms of behavior in fluid. The rich variety of mechanisms employed by swimming and flying organisms has long been an inspiration for engineers and scientists. These areas of research, which form the basis of this volume, include the locomotive mechanisms and behaviors of animals in swimming and flying ranging from microorganisms to dolphins from the biological aspect, hydrodynamics of swimming and flying, biomimetic swimming or flying robots, and sports science. This book follows "Bio-mechanisms of Animals in Swimming and Flying" published in 2004 including 11 chapters. This time, the book includes 31 chapters on the latest researches into natural autonomous systems and locomotion in both flying and swimming organisms. The area of sports science such as analysis and simulation of human swimming is newly added. The computational frameworks for the modeling, simulation and optimization of animals in swimming and flying demonstrate an important role in the progress of interdisciplinary work in the fields of biology and engineering. An innovative technology is exhibited for the flight of an insect size micro air vehicle. Neuronal science is not only unveiling the locomotion mechanisms of swimming in fish from the aspect of the neuronal activities, but also applied to underwater biomimetic robots. The interdisciplinary works are exhibited in the fields of biology and engineering, yielding real-world benefits in innovative technologies.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)
  • Asymmetric Swimming Motion of Singly Flagellated Bacteria near a Rigid Surface

    Goto, Tomonobu (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Properties of a Semi-dilute Suspension of Swimming Micro-organisms

    Ishikawa, Takuji (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Dynamics Modeling and Real-time Observation of Galvanotaxis in Paramecium caudatum

    Ogawa, Naoko (et al.)

    Pages 29-40

  • Object Manipulation by a Formation-controlled Euglena Group

    Itoh, Akitoshi (et al.)

    Pages 41-52

  • Passive Mechanisms Controlling Posture and Trajectory in Swimming Fishes

    Gordon, Malcolm S. (et al.)

    Pages 53-65

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bio-mechanisms of Swimming and Flying
Book Subtitle
Fluid Dynamics, Biomimetic Robots, and Sports Science
Editors
  • Naomi Kato
  • Shinji Kamimura
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-73380-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-73380-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-73379-9
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-99829-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 403
Number of Illustrations
290 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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